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Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Yesterday, Ford announced its support of a federal law banning the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. It's the first automaker to do so, and as a result, it's received praise from advocacy groups. But the clever move also offers Ford some advantages in showrooms, too. Background The "Safe... read more

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2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project

Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines

Volvo's S60 Performance Project hints at a possible PCP model, which is almost but not quite as unfortunately named as the Smart ED. [MotorAuthority] Saab says it's found a... read more July 5, 2011 by  1


 
Teen driving

Takata, FocusDriven Educate Teens On Distracted Driving

Never heard of Takata? Although it is one of the world’s leading seat belt manufacturers, Takata is a quiet company that prefers to remain behind the scenes, that is... read more July 2, 2011 by  0


 
Screencap from 2011 Toyota Sienna ad campaign

Five Tips For Parenting In The Car

It’s the age-old dilemma – how to maintain peace and ensure safety with kids in the car. Parenting is not always easy, but these five tips for parenting in the... read more June 29, 2011 by  0


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

U.S. House Bill Would Ban In-Car Cell Phone Use

Talking and texting while driving has been proven to be dangerous, but it's still common on America's highways. Those acts will become illegal if one U.S. Representative can... read more June 24, 2011 by  0


 
Teen driving

Is A Nationwide Ban On Hand-Held Phone Use By Drivers Coming?

Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is currently illegal in nine states, and texting while driving is illegal in thirty-four. Both laws could be the most widely... read more June 24, 2011 by  2


 
Teen driving

NHTSA Puts Industry On Notice: A Car Is Not A Mobile Device

Continuing a campaign initiated by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) addressed the... read more June 9, 2011 by  1


 
Texting while driving

Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate... read more June 7, 2011 by  0


 
BMW Don't TXT and Drive campaign

Distracted Driving Gets New Foe in BMW

It’s about time the automakers stepped up to the serious problem of distracted driving due to texting and cellphone use behind the wheel. BMW, in its just-launched... read more June 6, 2011 by  0


 
Project Ignition

Project Ignition: Teen Drivers Go Peer To Peer For Safety

Judging by headlines and statistics, you’d think the majority of teenage drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel. But Project Ignition, which just announced... read more June 3, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line

Road Trips, 3-Cylinders and Fisker Karma: Today's Car News

A new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic--that's Ford's homework for the next year. [TheCarConnection] With rebates and incentives down... read more June 2, 2011 by  0


 
Texting while driving

Memorial Day Driving: Don't Text (Do We Need To Remind You?)

Before you head out this holiday weekend for Memorial Day activities, check out the new video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA)... read more May 24, 2011 by  2


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Share 'Faces Of Distracted Driving,' Hang Up This Holiday Weekend

If you're planning to be out on the highways this Memorial Day weekend, you'd best focus on keeping safe and focused on driving. Patrols are expected to step up enforcement... read more May 24, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Memorial Day Road Trip: Ten Tips To Get There Safely

If your family will be among the estimated nearly 35 million Americans on the road this Memorial Day weekend, you'll want to be safe behind the wheel so that everyone arrives... read more May 24, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

Are Americans Too Fat Because We Eat And Drive?

In the realm of the only-partially ridiculous, FamilyCarGuide came across a story in Fast Company to the effect that we can blame driving for why we’re fat in America... read more May 12, 2011 by  3


 
Traffic Jam

What's Bad (And What's Good) About $5-Per-Gallon Gas Prices

It’s no joke that Americans are feeling pain at the pump, with gasoline prices inching up to the $5 per gallon mark in some parts of the country. Pollsters, pundits and... read more April 28, 2011 by  2


 
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